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      [New York. ca. 1840]. - Oil on linen, mounted on masonite, framed; 6 x 5 inches, framed to 9 1/2 x 9 inches. In very good condition. Lovely portrait of George Catlin's wife, Clara, painted by Scottish-born artist George Linen. Born in Greenlaw, Scotland, George Linen came to America in 1834 and established a painting career first in New York City. He had studied painting at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh and worked as a portrait painter in England for about ten years before immigrating. He opened a studio in New York City and became a successful painter of small- format portraits, exhibiting regularly between 1837 and 1843 at the Apollo Association and the National Academy of Design. Nine of his portraits were praised in the New- York Spectator on May 18, 1837, as "exceedingly well colored and carefully finished; and if Mr. Linen is young in the profession, as we suppose he is, they give promise of very high rank for him hereafter." Two years later, he received a silver medal from the National Academy of Design for his portrait of Henry Clay. Although he is known primarily as a portrait painter, Linen also painted landscapes after retiring to a farm in New Jersey in 1868. Clara Bartlett Gregory met and married George Catlin in her hometown of Albany, New York in 1828, while he was there to paint Governor De Witt Clinton. Despite her frail health, she accompanied her husband on one of his five journeys west and supported his efforts to capture the likenesses of Native Americans. She and their youngest son died while visiting Paris in 1845, a loss that devastated the artist.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Le Rhin pittoresque ou choix des plus belles vues depuis Mayence jusque a Cologne.

      Frankf., Jügel, o. J., um 1840.. Tit., 32 Aquatintataf. m. Ansichten, qu.- 8°, Or. - Hlwd. ( blau gelackt m. Blindprägung u. Deckelverg. - Neue Vorsätze und Rücken ). Hübsches Rheinalbum mit Ansichten v. Andernach, Bonn, Boppard, Braubach, Koblenz, Köln, Mainz u. a. Rheinorten, gestochen v. Bodmer, Hegi, Martens meist nach Dielmann.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Histoire Naturelle des Animaux Articulés. Annelides, Crustaces, Arachnides, Myriapodes et Insectes

      Duménil, Paris 1840 - CASTELNAU, F.L., BLANCHARD, C.E., LUCAS, P.H. Histoire Naturelle des Animaux Articulés. Annelides, Crustaces, Arachnides, Myriapodes et Insectes. Paris Duménil 1840 Quattro volumi in 8°(13 x 22); MODESTA LEGATURA IN SIMILPELLE, dorso ricostruito modestamente, piatti marmorizzati, tagli marmorizzati; 1° volume Histoire Nturelle des insectes coleopteres par M. le Comte de Castelnau pagine (2),CXXV,324; 46 tavole; 2° volume Histoire Naturelle des insectes coleopteres par M. le Comte de Castelnau pagine (2),564; 38 tavole; 3° volume Histoire Nturelle des insectes ORTHOPTERES, . par M. Emile Blanchard , pagine (2),672 , 71 tavole; 4° volume Histoire Nturelle des crustaces, des arachnides et des myriapodes par M. Lucas pagine (1),600; 46 tavole. Qualche brunitura per il tipo di carta, legatura non bella al dorso, per il resto buon esemplare. LO SCHERZO DEL PESCE Francis de la Porte, conte di Castelnau (Londra 1812 - Melbourne, 1880) fu famoso viaggiatore e naturalista francese. Esplorò le due Americhe e l'Africa, raccogliendo numerose informazioni scientifiche che pubblicò in lavori di grande importanza. Fu poi nominato console di Francia a Melbourne, dove morì. È anche noto, però, per uno scherzo del quale fu vittima, pur non essendo destinato a lui. Lo scherzo era diretto a Carl Steiger, direttore del Museo di Brisbane, al quale vennero mostrati i falsi resti di un pesce chiamato "Ompax spatuloides". Lo Steiger inviò un disegno dei resti al Castelanu, che diligentemente lo classificò. In realtà il pesce fu servito, cucinato, dagli abitanti di Gayndah, a Steiger. Avevano "assemblato" una triglia, un'anguilla, e un altro pesce. Ci vollero anni prima che il falso venisse scoperto, ancora nel 1930 la specie si trovava nelle descrizioni naturalistiche dei pesci australiani.

      [Bookseller: Libri Antichi e Rari di A. Castiglioni]
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        Historia fisica, politica y natural de la Isla de Cuba, (Tomo VI): D'ORBIGNY, A. Foraminifera.

      - Paris, Bertrand, 1840. 2 volumes (text & atlas). Folio. pp. 180, with 12 partly handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, gilt spine & one volume newly bound to match. The complete section on Foraminifera of this famous work on the natural history of Cuba. The plates are beautiful and extremely accurate. The description begins with a worthwhile compilation of former works published on Foraminifera. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk]
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      J.-B. Paya, Toulouse 1840 - RO40202892: 622 + 64 pages pour le tome I, et 711 + 144 pages pour le tome II. Illustrés de gravures en noir et blanc sur planches hors texte (certaines dépliables). Texte sur 2 colonnes. Tampons et annotations de bibliothèque en page de titre. Page de titre du tome I manquante. Dos fendus avec quelques cahiers détachés. Quelques mouillures. (Très rare) Avec des Notes et les pièces justificatives. Composée sur les auteurs et les titres originaux et enrichie de divers monumens. Commentée et continuée jusqu'en 1830, et augmentée d'un grand nombre de chartes et de documents inédits, par M. le Chev. Al. du Mège. In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos abîmé. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 908.448-Régionalisme : Languedoc-Roussillon [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: le-livre]
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        Athene Noctua

      London 1840 - John Gould (1804-1881) The Birds of Europe London: 1840-69 Hand-colored lithograph 15 1/4" x 22"

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        The Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet; Containing an Account of the Cruel Civil Wars between the Houses of Orleans and Burgundy; of the Possession of Paris and Normandy by the English; Their Expulsion Thence.: Beginning At the Year MCCCC. , Where That of Sir John Froissart Finishes, and Ending At the Year MCCCCLXXVII. , and Continued by Others to the Year MDXVI

      London, William Smith 1840 - Description: 2 volumes. Illus. 26 cm. "Observations on the chronicle of Enguerrand de Monstrelet, by M. De Foncemagne": vol. 1, p. Xxxv-xxxvi. Subjects: France--History--House of Valois, 1328-1589. Notes: Vol. 1 had added t. -p. Illustrated in colors. "The life of Monstrelet; with an essay on his chronicles, by M. Dacier": vol. 1, p. Xxi-xxxiv. Finely bound both in the original aniline calf over marble boards; professionally and very synpathetically re-spined. Raised bands with morocco labels and uniform tooling to the compartments. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 8 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        THE WORKS OF WILLIAM ROBERTSON, D.D. To Which is Prefixed, an Account of the Life and Writings of the Author, by Dugald Stewart, F. R. S. in 8 Volumes

      T. Cadell, London 1840 - Volumes 1 & 2 contain The History of Scotland, Volumes 3, 4, & 5 contain The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V. and Volumes 6, 7, & 8 contain The History of America. to which is subjoined, A Disquisition on Ancient India. All vols in original cloth with paper title labels, corners bumped; 230 X 140mm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers]
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        Histoire populaire de la Révolution française de 1789 à 1830, précédée d'une introduction contenant le précis de l'histoire des Français depuis leur origine jusqu'aux Etats-Généraux.

      Paris, Pagnerre, 1839-1840, - 4 vol. in-8, demi-maroquin aubergine à long grain, dos lisses ornés (Dewatines). Petit travail de ver sur certains mors.Bel exemplaire en reliure romantique de ce classique de l'historiographie socialiste de la Révolution française.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        Collection of jetons in decorative varnished boxes.

      No place, c. 1840. - 416 bone jetons in various colours (2 series). Sorted by colours in 11 cardboard boxes (c. 35 x 82 x 64 mm) with lids, all finely decorated with varnished paper and gilt fillets; lids bear coloured and varnished engravings within gilt paper borders. Stored in a large decorative box with flap lid (c. 130 x 268 x 178 mm). Pretty lottery or gambling bank from the first half of the 19th century, with eleven pretty caskets contain two different series of jetons. The first series consists of the colours blue, yellow, green, and red (some 28 jetons each with 3 different denominations), the second series in bluw, red, and ivory consists of some 80 jetons in each colour (up to six different denominations). The large box (bumped and dusty) shows the Berlin City Palace on its lid. Includes 5 cards with the "Tarif des Boston-Whist-Spieles". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Das malerische und romantische Rheinland. Mit 60 Stahlstichen. 1. Aufl.

      Leipzig, Wiegand, 1840.. 488 SS. mit 60 Stst.- Taf. mit Ansichten, gr.- 8°, Or.- GLwd. m. goldgepr. Deckelfil.. Erste Ausgabe. Das Malerische und Romantische Deutschland, Bd. 9. Die Stahlst. mit Ansichten aus dem Rheinland zwischen Mainz und Köln, aber auch der Nebenflüsse, Mosel, Nahe, Main, Lahn, darunter Aachen (2), Altenberg, Blankenheim, Bonn und Umgebung, Daun/Eifel, Cochem, Burg Eltz, Gerolstein, Köln (2), Limburg/Lahn, Mainz, Solingen (2), Wiesbaden (2) usw. - Vereinzelt minimal fleckig, sonst schönes, sauberes Exemplar. - Literatur: Häuser, S. 59/60.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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      - San Sebastián, 1840. Imprenta San Ignacio Ramón Baroja. Piel de época con dorados en lomera, con mínimas faltas restauradas. Compuesta por 12 tomos, el tomo 10, está con encuadernación nueva en tela moderna, Aproximad. 5300pp., 21x14cm. Ilustrada con grabados al cobre con manchas de óxido. HISTORIA

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Raimundo]
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      [Halifax: C.H. Belcher, 1839-1840]. - Six (of twelve) lithographic views, each approximately 11 1/2 x 17 inches. Minor soiling and wear. Very good. Each view archivally matted to 15 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches, housed together in a red cloth clamshell case, gilt leather label. A very rare series of views by an artist who occupies an important place in the history of art in Nova Scotia. Eagar was born in Ireland, and by 1824 he was living just outside St. John's, where he owned a twenty- acre estate. In 1828 he sold the estate and moved into St. John's itself, where he advertised his services as a silhouette maker and teacher of landscape painting. He moved to Nova Scotia in 1834, arriving in Halifax in July of that year, where he opened a Drawing Academy. He became enthusiastically involved in the artistic and intellectual life of the city, painting many notable views of the surrounding scenery. The present work followed on from the success of his other published work: three steel- engraved views printed in Edinburgh, titled ILLUSTRATIONS OF SCENERY OF NOVA SCOTIA (1837). Eagar travelled to Boston to arrange for the printing of his new series of lithographic views, NOVA SCOTIA ILLUSTRATED. They were published periodically in four parts: part I in July 1839, part II in August 1839, and the two final parts (which were published posthumously) in May and August 1840. Each part contained three prints, with a lithographed title in part I (not included in the present set). These highly skilled and evocative views are now very scarce. The Abbey set included only nine of the twelve views, and Spendlove noted that the prints were "quite rare" in 1958. They were enthusiastically received. J.S. Thompson, a local newspaperman, wrote: "Mr. Eagar's first number of 'Illustrations of Nova Scotia.' has appeared. Its reception has given much pleasure both for the beauty of the drawings, and the degree of success which has attended Mr. Eagar's persevering efforts to get his work well-lithographed.We hail Mr. Eagar's work, for its own sake, and the artist's; - and also, because it tends to demonstrate how much beauty and interest lie within easy walk of Halifax, - it will help also to increase taste in this delightful department of intellectual effort, and to make the province better known, and more respected." The present set contains the following views: "Halifax, from the Red Mill, Dartmouth"; "Entrance to Halifax Harbour, from Reeve's Hill, Dartmouth"; "View on Bedford Basin"; "Windsor, N.S. from Fort Hill"; "View from Retreat Farm, Windsor, N.S."; and "View from the Horton Mountains." ABBEY 620 (with 9 of 12 plates). J. Russell Harper, EARLY PAINTERS AND ENGRAVERS IN CANADA, p.100. Spendlove, THE FACE OF EARLY CANADA, p.33.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Geschichte der goldenen Horde in Kipteschak, das ist der Mongolen in Russland.,

      Pesth : Hartleben, 1840 - L, 683 S. , 1 Falttafel. Guter Zustand. Leineneinband neuerer Zeit mit geringen Gebrauchsspuren. Papier stellenweise etwas braunfleckig. Ex-libris auf Titelrückseite. Sprache: en Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gleim]
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        Rules and Regulations of The Walton and Cotton Club. Instituted 19th March 1817. Revised 8th April 1840

      London: Privately Printed by [C. Whittingham, Printer] for [William Pickering], 1840 - (WALTONIANA) First edition, one of only 33 copies. 12mo. Frontispiece, decorative borders printed in red, historiated initial letters, illustrated. [24] pp. Bound in full green morocco, some toning to spine, else fine. Bookplate of Arnold Wood, Walton bibliographer. Westwood & Satchell, p.180; Coigney, p.402 [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        A Collection of Six Tinted Lithographed Views Illustrating Longleat in Wiltshire. By A. Pocock. Published Ca 1840.

      G. Davey, Bristol 1840 - A collection of loose lithographed views of Longleat in Wiltshire. Six Fine tinted lithographs depicting Longleat in Wiltshire, Sketched by Mrs R. R. Pocock and Lithographed by A. Pocock. Published by G. Davey about 1840. The six plates are depicting Porters Lodge leading from Horningsham, The Garden Front of Longleat House, The Grand Entrance Hall, A View from Heavens Gate, Sheerwater Lake and Boat House and Horningsham Church and Village. This large fine lithographs are in good condition, some slight tears to edges but good margins and titled below with coat of arms. Together with four pages of original text describing the house, the hall, heavens gate and sheerwater lake. The plates are loose but in the original green cloth boards with gilt title to upper cover (worn and faded). Size of lithographs 41 x 53cm approx. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rostron & Edwards]
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        Master Humphrey's Clock

      London, Chapman and hall 1840 - FIRST EDITION in a BEAUTIFULLY DECORATIVE binding bound by RIVIERE in 1840. This attractive three volume set is absolutely beautiful. The books are tight and clean, housed in a custom slipcase. There is very little wear to this full polished tan calf leather stamped in gold. A must for any Dickens fan, but more so, the serious collector who wants an exceptional copy!!! Trades and offers welcomed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Master Humphrey's Clock . With illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1840–41 - 3 volumes, octavo. Original purple vertical-grain ribbed cloth, covers elaborately blindstamped, front covers with ornate clock motif stamped in gilt at centre, spines gilt all over, red speckled edges. Bookseller's ticket and contemporary ownership inscription to each front pastedown. Spines rolled and faded, cloth rubbed and marked. A very good set. 173 illustrations, 25 figurative initials. First edition in book form of Dickens's experiment, unique in his canon, of publishing two novels together, The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge. Both were republished as separate novels on the same day as the third volume here; this format has primacy. Eckel p. 67 ff; Smith I, 6. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Master Humphrey's Clock: 3 Volume Set

      London: Chapmen & Hall -41 1840 - Very attractive matching set of 3 hb volumes in original 3/4 brown morocco with gilt titles, gilt volume numbers & decor. to spines and blue/green marbled boards. All with original brown endpapers, no inscriptions & incl. b/w ill. A bright clean tight set with just minor scuffing to edges. (17.5 x 25cm) **Heavy set - please contact bookseller for P&P costs**

      [Bookseller: Berwyn Books]
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        Master Humphrey's Clock.

      London: Chapman And Hall, 1840-41. - 3 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., iv, 306; 1 p.l., [v]-vi, 306; 1 p.l., [v]-vi, 426. 3 frontis., 168 text illus., & 24 figure initials, engraved on wood by E.Landells, C.Gray, Vasey, & S.Williams, after designs by George Cattermole & Hablot Knight Browne. original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (spine ends worn & frayed, rear joint of Vol. III repaired, foxing to endpapers & outer leaves in Vols. I-II). First Edition in Book Form. "This odd mélange which includes The Old Curiosity Shop, Barnaby Rudge, and an elaborate surrounding apparatus, is the pinnacle of Dickensian Gothic. Appropriately enough, it is illustrated with wood engravings in the text rather than full-page etchings, as in Dickens's earlier novels. Phiz, who is in excellent form, predominates, but there are also fifteen engravings after George Cattermole, whose wonderful clutter of antiquarian and architectural details is well suited to Dickens's chosen subjects." (Ray) Smith I 6. NCBEL III 794. Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England from 1790 to 1914, 60. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: D & E LAKE LTD. (ABAC/ILAB)]
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      Chapman & Hall, 1840-41, London: - Frontis in each volume & 195 intratextual woodcut illustrations [primarily] by Phiz and George Cattermole. Contains first appearance of Dickens' popular 'Old Curiosity Shop' & his first historical work, 'Barnaby Rudge'. Volumes I & III professionally rebacked. Volume II slightly cocked. Bookplate, usual bit of foxing & average wear; overall VG. Original publisher's brown cloth with Smith's primary binding design, i.e., a gilt clock motif with the hands pointing to the time that corresponds to the volume number. Bound in 6s. 10-3/8" x 6-3/4". 1st edition (Eckel, pp. 67- 70; Smith I, p. 47). 3 volumes (306; 306; 426 pp). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Master Humphrey's Clock

      1841 - London - Chapman and Hall 1840 - A Harlequin set but importantly this is the first edition, bound from the parts, of Master Humphrey's Clock by Charles Dickens. Bound in half leather and marbled paper-coveredboards, with gilt lettering. In Three Volumes, with Volume I and II bound together. Needing a rebind ideally and priced to alow for a good quality one. With numerous illustrations throughout the text by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. Master Humphrey's Clock was a weekly periodical edited and written entirely by Charles Dickens and published from 1840 to 1841. It begins with a frame story in which Master Humphrey tells about himself and his small circle of friends and their penchant for telling stories. Several short stories are included, followed by the novels The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge, that were later published as separate works. Condition: The bindings are generally tight and firm. Page 305 of volume 1 is partially detached. The inner hinges of volume 1 are slightly strained, and the front outer hinge is starting. There is mild wear to the extremities, including mild rubbing and edge wear. Internally the pages have slight browning and intermittent scattered foxing. There is a nameplate on the front pastedown ofvolume 1, and inksignatures on the front blankin each volume. Overall the condition is very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        Master Humphrey’s Clock

      three volumes, original decorated cloth, spines bumped chipped and supported, corners badly rubbed, illustrated by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne, later endpapers, shelf-wear, ownership signature volume II, occasional spotting, good. first edition; 306, 306 and 426 pages; keywords: fiction; - Chapman & Hall 1840-1841

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        Autograph letter signed ("GBatt[ist]a Amici").

      Florence, 11. IV. 1840. - Large 4to. 1 p. on double leaf. With autogr. address. Together with a lithographic portrait. Amicable letter to his brother Pietro on family affairs around the easter holiday: "E' arrivato da Pisa in questo momento la Norina con tutta la famiglia per passare con noi le feste di Pasqua. Dopo la lezione si metterà in viaggio anche Vincenzo, che aspettiamo stasera [.]". - Fol. 2 with small tear due to breaking of seal (not touching text).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        HISTOIRE GENERALE DE LANGUEDOC" avec des notes et pièces justificatives, composée sur les Auteurs et les titres originaux, et enrichie de divers monumens, par Dom Claude de Vic et Dom J. Vaissète, religieux bénédictins de la Congrégation de Saint-Maur, commentée et continuée jusqu'en 1830, et augmentée d'un grand nombre de chartes et documens inédits par M. Le Chevalier Alexandre du Mège.

      Chez J.-B. Paya, Toulouse, 1840-1846 - - 10 volumes, grands in-8, reliure 1/2 basane brune d'époque, dos lisses ornés de filets et roulettes dorées, tranches mouchetées - T. 1) XXVI-686 pp.+errata - T. 2) VIII-711+144pp.+errata - T. 3) VII-624+194 pp.+errata - Tome 4) IX-548+195 pp.+errata - T. 5) XV-679+218 pp.+errata - T. 6) XXXVII-661+156 pp.+errata - T. 7) VI-608+195 pp.+errata - T. 8) XV-577+128 pp. - T.9) XII-699+148 pp. - T. 10) CXI-924 pp. - Rare collection complète dans une reliure avec quelques défauts d'usage se traduisant par quelques frottements et petits manques aux ornements du dos. L'intérieur est très frais malgré quelques rousseurs habituelles pour cette édition. Le portrait frontispice de D. J. Vaissète au premier volume est de Boilly, les 43 planches hors-texte comprennent des cartes dépliantes ou sur doubles pages réhaussées à l'aquarelle. Provenance de la Bibliothèque de Grace WHITNEY-HOFF dont l'ex-libris héraldique gravé revet chaque volume au contre-plat. Bel ensemble très homogène.

      [Bookseller: LE LUTRIN]
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        Campaign of the Indus: in a Series of Letters from an Officer of the Bombay Division

      London: Private Copy,, 1840. With an introduction by A. H. Holdsworth Esq. Octavo (190 × 117 mm). Modern red half morocco, title direct to the spine, bands, fleurons to compartments, marbled boards, all edges gilt. Half-title bound in. Tan-burn to the margins of the endpapers, blind stamp of RUSI to the title page, light toning, but a very good copy. First edition. Extremely uncommon, OCLC with just 9 locations worldwide. Account of the First Afghan War in a series of letters written by Holdsworth to his family, and edited by his father; "I have determined, at the suggestion of my friends, to print those letters received from my son which detail the events of the campaign. As he was actively engaged with the Bombay division, his narrative may be relied upon so far as he had an opportunity of witnessing its operations; and it being my intention to have only a few copies printed, to give to those friends who may take an interest in his letters, I need not apologise for the familiar manner in which they are written …" (introduction). Holdsworth's services with the 2nd Foot in Afghanistan included the storming and capture of Ghuznee (Medal) and of Khelat, where he was severely wounded. He subsequently served in the Southern Mahratta Campaign of 1844, including the storming of the Fortress of Punella; that in the Concan in 1845; the Eighth Xhosa, Frontier or "Kaffir" War in 1851-2; and he commanded four companies of the regiment in the expedition North of the Orange River, 1852-3. Holdsworth rose to the rank of Colonel, and in 1859 Deputy Quartermaster-General, North America.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        V. Equus Burchellii - Burchell's Zebra

      London 1840 - Captain W. Cornwallis Harris Illustrated plate from Portraits of Game and Wild Animals Of Southern Africa London, 1840 Hand-colored lithograph Condition: foxing throughout 14 1/4" x 21 1/4" Sir William Cornwallis Harris (1807-1848) was the epitome of the “Great White Hunter.” After graduating military college, he was appointed to the Bombay headquarters at sixteen years of age. A series of promotions and consequent locational changes brought Harris, en route to a new post, to the Cape of Good Hope, where he was detained for two years by a medical board. On the voyage, Marris had befriended the avid hunter Richard Williamson of the Bombay civil establishment, and the two had arranged an expedition into the interior in quest of big game. At the time, South Africa had attracted Europe's attention owing to the Dutch colonists' exodus. For years, there had been dangerous encounters with the fierce Zulu tribes of “Dingaan,” in present-day central Natal, South Africa. After conferring with the noted African naturalist, Dr. Andrew Smith who had just returned from the interior, both Harris and Williamson headed northeasterly from Algoa Bay, Cape Province. Following the Orange River through Basutoland, they finally encountered the kraals of the famous Matabelechief “Moselikatze.” Through the chief's help, they returned to the colony via a new and previously closed route. Their safari, which lasted almost two years, allowed them to encounter a great variety of large game in new territories. Harris communicated an account of his travels in Southern Africa to both the Royal Geographical Society of London, and the Geographical Society of Bombay. In 1840 he published the Portraits of Game Animals, the first with pictures drawn by Harris, and reproduced on stone by F. Howard in London. All of the prints are in excellent condition, and each is accompanied by the original text describing the first impressions of the “Cape Colonists” of the particular species pictured in each print.

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      LITHOGRAPHIE VON H. NICOLET, Neuchatel 1840 - Legatura editoriale in cartone beige e mezza tela marrone; al piatto anteriore, titolo e dati editoriali calligrafati e vignetta alpina impressi in litografia. 18 tavole fuori testo, di cui una a doppia immagine, impresse su cartoncino in litotinta color nero e seppia; a 14 tavole velina protettiva con impressioni litografiche al tratto, descrittive della tavola in seppia e nero che accompagna sovrapponendosi ad essa. L'autore fu celebre biologo, paleontologo, ittiologo, oltre che valente alpinista e glaciologo, tanto da essere considerato il padre della glaciologia e della moderna geologia alpina; di grande rilievo i suoi studi circa la datazione dei ghiacciai. Il volume è l'atlante di una celebre pubblicazione titolata Études sur les glaciers, pubblicata nel 1840 sia in francese che in tedesco e composta da un volume In-8° di testo e dall'atlante in oggetto. Le tavole, eseguite con grande raffinatezza, rappresentano altrettante vedute di ghiacciai, le prime due sul Monte Rosa. Ottimo esemplare, lievi sporadiche fioriture. 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Rheingegenden in malerischen Ansichten von Basel bis Holland, inbegriffen die interessantesten Punke der belgischen Eisenbahmen, in aqua tinta geätzt von L. Weber, Hürlimann, Salathe, Hemely, mit erläuterndem Text von E. Zschokke, und einer Liste der besten Gasthäuser am Rhein.,

      Schaffhausen, Ziegler`sche Buchdruckerei, o. J. [ca. 1840]. - 102 (2) S. Mit doppels. gefalteter Aquatintatafel des Rheinfalls, Frontispiz und 27 Tafeln in Aquatinta. Lonchamp 3358. - Tafeln teilweise etw. stockfleckig. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550

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        Memoir, Historical and Political, on the Northwest Coast of North America, and the Adjacent Territories; Illustrated By a Map and a Geographical View of Those Countries - Signed and Inscribed By Author to Historian William Hickling Prescott

      Blair and Rives, Washington, D.C. 1840 - Signed xi, 227 pages. Index. Fold-out map. Signed and inscribed by author to renowned historian William Hickling Prescott inside front board. Upon front free endpaper a subsequent owner (late 1800s) has documented the provenance of this copy and documented Prescott's pencil markings to pages 23 through 27 which deal with Cortes and Mexico. Occasional light markings to contents. Prior owner's mini-bookplate inside front board. Narrow openings along both hinges. Usual library markings. Fold-out map bears several short openings and a tape repair along right edge. Front free endpaper loose but present. Prior owner's signature atop title page. Above-average external wear to brown marbled boards. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      Chappell and Simpkin Marshall, London 1840 - v, 118p, vi; [iv], 198p. 4to. Bound in half green morocco with marbled sides and endpapers, t.e.g., the spines with fancy panel ornaments including s flower in the center of each. k annotations in the margins, foxing to engraved title, else very nice copies.

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        On the construction of life-tables, illustrated by a new life-table

      1840. Farr, William (1807-83). On the construction of life-tables, illustrated by a new life-table of the healthy districts of England. In Philosophical Transactions 149, pt. 2 (1859): 837-78. Folding table and tables in text, including one typeset by the Scheutz calculator. Original printed wrappers. Whole number. [16], 493-931 [1], 16pp., 16 plates. 300 x 230 mm. (uncut and unopened). FIne. <p>First edition. Farr&#39;s preliminary report, describing the use of the Scheutz Engine no. 3 to prepare life tables, was published five years before his English Life Table. Farr, a pioneer in the quantitative study of morbidity and mortality, was chief statistician of the General Register Office, England&#39;s central statistical office. Influenced by Babbage, he had long been interested in the use of a calculating machine such as Babbage&#39;s Difference Engine to compute life tables; see page 854 of the present report, in which Farr refers to his 1843 letter on this subject to the registrar-general. Farr had seen and tested the machine&#39;s predecessor, the Scheutz Engine no. 2, when it was on display in London. It was at Farr&#39;s recommendation that the British government authorized in 1857 the sum of £1200 for the Scheutz Engine no. 3 to be constructed by the firm of Bryan Donkin, a manufacturer of machines for the color printing of bank notes and stamps. Costs overran and Donkin delivered the machine in July 1859, several weeks past the deadline, at a loss of £615 (Lindgren 1987, 224-25). Thus, it is one of the ironies of history that the British government funded the construction of a difference engine designed in Sweden based on Babbage&#39;s principles long after it had refused funding to complete construction of Babbage&#39;s Difference Engine no. 1.</p><p>Farr&#39;s preliminary report, received by the Royal Society on March 17 of that year, was written while the Scheutz Engine no. 3 was still "in the course of construction by the Messrs. Donkin" (p. 854). The report&#39;s table B1, "Life-Table of Healthy English Districts," made from stereotype plates produced by the calculator, represents the very first application of a difference engine to medical statistics.</p><p>The Scheutz Engine no. 2, which the Scheutzes had brought with them from Sweden to England, was purchased in 1857 by the Dudley Observatory in Albany, New York. The following year the observatory used the machine in the computation of tables for the planet Mars; however, these were experimental and probably never printed on paper (Lindgren 1978, 211). The Scheutzes, Farr, and the Dudley Observatory were the first to use the Scheutz calculator in a scientific context. Origins of Cyberspace 77.</p>

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        A Plan of London and its Environs, shewing the boundaries of the Cities of London and Westminster, Metropolitan Boroughs and Parishes and distances in miles and quarters of the principal roads from the General Post Office.

      S. Lewis & Co, London - No date, but circa 1840. Multi-folding engraved map, dissected and mounted on linen, partially hand coloured. Engraved by I. Dower, Pentonville, London. 45 by 38 inches.The map is contained within its original morocco backed boards, gilt. The map is in fine condition.The case is lightly rubbed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pl. 376 Canada Goose The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories

      New York & Philadelphia:: Audubon, J. J. & Chevalier, J.B.,, 1840-44.. First Royal Octavo. Matted in Ivory Rag Board . Fine condition with bright original hand-coloring/& . A fine original hand-colored lithograph on paper. Sheet size: 6.5 x 10.25 inches. Drawn from nature by J. J. Audubon, FRS, FLS and lithographed, printed and colored by JT Bowen, Philadelphia from The First Royal Octavo Edition of John James Audubon&#39;s The Birds of America. Includes the text from Audubon&#39;s Ornithological Biography. & The Royal Octavo Edition of The Birds of America represents John James Audubon&#39;s desire to create a democratic (affordable) work based his magnum opus; the Double Elephant Folio Edition of The Birds of America. Satisfied with his research, as well as his portrayals of North America&#39;s native and distinct bird species, J.J. Audubon here rendered a miniature yet unique version of The Birds of America.& As is the case with prolific artists, Audubon continued to improve upon a body of work which was viewed as perfection. During the mid-19th century, there were no photomechanical means of reproduction, every composition was then redrawn by hand, with the aid of the Camera Lucida. For this Royal Octavo Edition Audubon and his assistants translated the 435 compositions of the Double Elephant Folio edition into 500 unique compositions of individual species. Previously documented groups of heretofore unrelated birds were now separated and divided according to species, and portrayed either on a new botanical perch or within a renewed landscape. & Unlike the life-sized portraits of the Double Elephant Folio edition each bird was now sized to scale on the octavo-sized plate; approximately 6.5 x 10.25 inches. With this slight alteration, Audubon created a perfected composition, and thus offered a charming vignette view of the bird, or family of birds in its natural setting. & For the Royal Octavo Edition, Audubon enlisted America&#39;s premier lithographers, JT Bowen and Co. in Philadelphia and Endicott in New York to produce the work. Every composition was drawn on a limestone tablet, inked, printed and then hand-colored with watercolor. In this format Audubon presented the undocumented birds discovered during his explorations of the American West, but not previously included in the Double Elephant Folio Edition of The Birds of America. & As with the folio edition, the Royal Octavo Edition was sold by subscription. One hundred individual packets of five hand-colored lithographs and accompanying text; Audubon&#39;s Ornithological Biography, was sent to the subscriber. It was issued the first and fifteenth of each month for four subsequent years. The pagination of the Royal Octavo Edition was organized to be bound in seven volumes. This successful and popular work of American ornithology was produced in an eventual eight editions, the final edition of which was issued in 1870 by George Lockwood, New York. & (Wood, Casey. An Introduction to the Literature of Vertebrate Literature. London: Oxford University Press, 1931. Tyler, Ron. Audubon&#39;s Great National Work. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1993. )

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        Souvenirs de Naples - Album di scene popolari napoletane.

      S.l., 1840 - Album di cm. 16 x 24, con 31 belle tavole in litografia colorata. Leg. del tempo in tela con titoli in oro al dorso. Buona conservazione. Interessante album che raccoglie 31 belle tavole di costumi e scene napoletane verosimilmente provenienti da due o più raccolte nel classico stile di Gatti e Dura. I motivi sono quelli ricorrenti dell'epoca: Calesso di resina; Discesa (e salita) dal Vesuvio; Famiglia di pidocchiosi; La Tarantella, Donne di Sorrento, Capri, Ischia e Procida, La tarantella; Minestrajo e frutajolo, Famiglia di Pulcinella; Acquajolo, Serenata; Carro di vino; Maccaronaro; Venditore d'aranci, ecc.

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        Gabriel de George Sand.

      Paris, Félix Bonnaire, Éditeur, 1840 - In-8° [227 x 137 mm] ; (2)-351 pp., demi-maroquin à grains longs vert bronze à coins, dos lisse superbement orné « fers rocailles » chiffré en pied, titre or, tête dorée, couvertures beiges conservées, grandes marges, rel. signée de l&#146;atelier « E. & A. Maylander », très bel exemplaire. Carteret, t. II, p. 309. Clouzot, Nouvelle Édition, p. 243. Édition originale rare (Tome XXIV des &#156;uvres complètes. Paris, Félix Bonnaire). George Sand (1804-1876) fut un auteur à l&#146;imagination romanesque prolixe, dotée d&#146;une force d&#146;esprit, d&#146;une psychologie intelligente et fine, elle laisse un &#156;uvre considérable et diverse : contes et nouvelles, pièces de théâtre, articles critiques et politiques, textes autobiographiques, et vingt-six volumes de correspondance. Elle demeure par ailleurs une très vivante épistolière et mémorialiste. EDITION ORIGINALE. UN TRES BEL EXEMPLAIRE DANS UNE RELIURE DE MAYLANDER. FIRST EDITION. VERY NICE COPY. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      DIDIER 1840 - R260111601: 456 + 428 + 403 + 445 + 429 pages. Dos cuir vert, titres et caissons dorés. Papier vert, noir et rouge. Frontispice en noir et blanc avec serpente dans le 5ème volume. Bords frottés. Epidermures. Reliure signée "Cercle de l'Union". In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos fané. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 840-Littératures des langues romanes. Littérature française [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Master Humphrey's Clock. 1st edition from weekly parts

      Chapman and Hall, London, 1840, - DICKENS, Charles. Master Humphrey's Clock. With illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. London : Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand, MDCCCXL [1840] - MDCCCXLI [1841]. First Edition, from Weekly Parts. [Three-Volumes-in-One]. Pp [i]-iv,[1]-306,[i]-vi,[1]-306,[i]-vi,[1]-426. Frontispiece to each (of 3) section. Text illustrations. Lg 8vo, black half calf, new label and gilt decorations to spine, marbled boards. Corners bumped, wear to spine and boards, staining to inner hinge gutters, two bookplates to front endpaper and small newspaper clipping pasted to rear endpaper, else a very good, solid copy. 2,000.00 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Beauties of the Bosphorus from Drawings By William H Bartlett - 4 Volumes

      Virtue 1840 - 4 volumes, no date Hardbacks in VG/VG+ condition, general soiling to covers, red cloth slightly ragged. All illustrations present. An attractive set. Not ex library or a remainder. Scans available on request. Heavy books so extra postage may apply [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        EIGHTY PICTURESQUE VIEWS ON THE THAMES AND MEDWAY, engraved on steel by the First Artists

      Black & Armstrong c. 1840, London - Europa 28x22, primera hoja en blanco con dedicatoria y firma manuscrita del autor en bella caligrafía "Dedicated by special permission to the right Hon.ble Henry Brougham, Baron Brougham and Vaux, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, by his very humble and most gratefully obliged servant, William Gray Fearnside", encima de la dedicatoria está el blasón heráldico del ilustre barón inglés junto con la leyenda "Pro Rege Lege Grege". 84 páginas, ilustraciones en texto, 80 bellas láminas de grabados al cobre, todas ellas con bonitas orlas ornamentales (distintas entre sí). La lámina correspondiente a "View from London Bridge" que debiera estar en la página 74, se encuantra al final de la obra. Rastros de óxido, fundamentalmente en los bordes aunque alguna mota afecta a los grabados (especialmente al último). Media piel moderna, nervios y dorados en lomo, ruedas gofradas en planos, cortes dorados. El Barón Brougham al que se le dedica la obra fue un importante estadista inglés, que destaca entre otras cosas por su lucha contra la trata de esclavos y por su defensa legal de la Princesa de Gales en relación al procedimiento de divorcio presentado por el Rey.

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        Wanderungen durch Thüringen. Angebunden: Wanderungen durch den Harz. 2 Bde. in 1 Bd.

      Leipzig, Wigand, 1840.. 291 SS.; 256 SS. mit jeweils 30 Stst.- Taf., gr. 8°, GLwd. d. Zt. mit Rücken- u. Deckelvergoldung.. Hoff-Budde, S. 2999 ff. - Das malerische u. romantische Deutschland, Bd. IV und V. - Bd. 1. mit Ansichten v. Blankenburg, Dornburg, Erfurt, Jena, Naumburg, Salzungen, Schleusingen, Wartburg, Weimar, Memleben, Kyffhäuser, Wartburg, Saalfeld, Gleichen, Gotha u.a. - Bd. 2 mit Ansichten aus dem Harz, darunter Brocken, Claustal, Goslar, Bad Harzburg, Quedlinburg usw. - Teilw. stockfleckig.

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      - Tres volúmenes encuadernados en media piel con nervios. 21,5x15,5. Muy buen estado de conservación. Vol. 1: Frontis litografiado+XXXVIII+1 h.+547 pp.+2 hh.+7 láminas - Vol. 2: Frontis litográfico a dos tintas y oro+2 hh+De pág. 550 a pág. 1306+3 hh.+5 láminas litográficas - Vol. 3: XXIII+730 pp.+1 h.+18 láminas litográficas. Imp. Nacional a cargo de D. Juan Guasp y Pascual. Palma, 1840-41. Las 30 láminas más los 3 frontispicios fueron dibujadas y grabadas en piedra litográfica por F. Muntaner y alguna por J. Alsina, y reproducen retratos de personajes de la historia balear y escenas de batallas en distintos puntos de su geografia. LIBROS ANTIGUOS Catálogo 83

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